Nausea and vomiting that often occurs during pregnancy or called morning sickness are common. However, sometimes this condition can interfere with your pregnancy. Although it often goes away on its own, but some women also often feel disturbed by this condition. Visit your obstetrician immediately to take the right medication. Here are some nausea drugs during pregnancy that can overcome morning sickness.
The choice of nausea during pregnancy
Generally, morning sickness occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy, but does not rule out the possibility of continuing during pregnancy.
Usually this condition can disappear by itself or with home care. However, if home care does not help, the doctor will usually give nausea medication during pregnancy for you.
There are some supplements or drugs that are considered safe to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, although not all of them work well for everyone.
Your doctor may prescribe one of the drugs below if other treatments are not effective. There is limited information about the safety of these drugs during pregnancy, so your doctor will carefully consider the risks and benefits:
- Metoclopramide (Reglan)
- Promethazine (Phenergan)
- Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
- Trimethobenzamide (Tigan)
- Ondansetron (Zofran)
The security data for ondansetron is unclear. Some studies show that ondansetron is associated with a slightly increased risk of cleft lip or heart defects in babies born to women who take drugs during pregnancy.
However, one ondansetron study in 2016 found no risk of birth defects, while others found a low overall risk. Some experts recommend using ondansetron only if no other treatment is successful.
In addition to these drugs, doctors also usually suggest taking supplements or vitamins such as
- Vitamin B6, which can help pregnant women with mild to moderate nausea. This vitamin is the first therapy that is usually given by a doctor if you experience morning sickness
- Antihistamines such as doxylamine are also used to treat nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Doxylamine can cause drowsiness so don't consume it if you want to drive a vehicle.
- The combination of vitamin B6 and doxylamine is also recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as an initial treatment for morning sickness. This combination is considered safe. Your doctor can prescribe this combination of drugs.
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